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The Stone Is Set to Reopen Oct. 21

Pianist Kris Davis will play the first three-night set of 2021 at John Zorn's performance space in New York City

Kris Davis
Kris Davis (photo: Mimi Chakarova)

The Stone, John Zorn’s celebrated performance space that has resided at the New School’s Glassbox Theater in Greenwich Village for the past three years—and that has hosted no events since March 2020 due to the pandemic—will reopen its doors on October 21. The venue will fill out 2021 with three performances each week on Thursday through Saturday nights.

Pianist Kris Davis will mark the first three-night residency (Oct. 21-23) of the Stone’s reopening. Guitarist Mary Halvorson will headline the following week’s  residency (Oct. 28-30). The residencies will feature different bands on each night.

Both patrons and artists should be aware that the Stone, as part of the New School, is enforcing strict COVID protocols. Anyone wishing to attend a performance there must provide proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test result within the seven-day period prior to that performance. All attendees must also wear masks.

Zorn founded the Stone at the corner of Avenue C and Second Street in New York’s East Village in 2005, moving it to the New School’s Arnhold Hall (55 W. 13th Street) in 2018. He remains the space’s artistic director and has been booking the Stone for weekly artist residencies—predominantly by experimental musicians—since 2013.

For the Stone’s complete 2021 schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit its website.

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